Princeton Man In Jail After Brandishing Gun At Police

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – A Princeton man is in jail after brandishing a firearm towards police.

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, around 9 pm, officers with the Princeton Police Department responded to a residence in Princeton in reference to a domestic altercation involving a firearm.

Upon arrival, officers McGuire and Carroll entered the residence and attempted to make contact with the accused, Richard Shrewsbury. While speaking with Mr. Shrewsbury, he brandished a handgun near an officer, causing the officer to fall back into a nearby bathroom. Mr. Shrewsbury then entered a bedroom and barricaded himself. At that time Lt. R.M. Combs and Sgt. R.S. Gibson responded to assist responding officers. After gaining tactical positions inside the residence, Sgt. Gibson began practical negotiation techniques. After approximately 45 minutes of communication, Mr. Shrewsbury placed his weapon on the ground and surrendered to Princeton Police Department members.

Mr. Shrewsbury was officially charged with the following offenses: Wanton Endangerment involving a firearm, Obstructing a Police Officer, Domestic Assault, Brandishing a Deadly Weapon, and Assault on a Police Officer. Mr. Shrewsbury should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

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